Smartphone screens keeping kids awake, study says

FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, file photo, Tashalee Rodriguez, of Boston, uses a smartphone app while shopping at Macy's in downtown Boston. For the first time, analysts predict more than half of online traffic to retailer sites will come from smartphones than desktops during the busy Black Friday holiday shopping weekend. And though it’s still a small fraction of online revenue, mobile sales are jumping too. Larger phone sizes, improved retailer apps, more online deals and shoppers’ increasing comfort with shopping online are driving the trend. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

(KRON)—Smartphones are causing your kids to lose sleep even when they are shut off, according to a study from Kings College in London.

Researchers found that even when children who don’t use their phones or other technology at night, they are still losing sleep.

They say kids become restless because they anticipate receiving text messages and social media notifications.

Even if they are not on their phones, there is a 79 percent increased risk of not getting enough sleep just by having the device in their room while they sleep.

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